another year UFC As fans predicted, the action is upon us. Conor McGregor‘s long-awaited return to the Octagon and some big championship fights.

McGregor, who remains the face of the sport, hasn’t competed since breaking his leg in July 2021. will fight Michael Chandler this fallbut new stars have popped up elsewhere to help keep audiences engaged.

Lightweight champion in one of the biggest fights of 2023 Islam Makhachev defended his title against featherweight king Alexander Volkanovsky, narrowly win a decision on the latter’s home court in Australia in February. Then, in March, the light-heavyweight ‘GOAT’ Jones He moved to heavyweight after a three-year hiatus, sends Ciryl Gane in the first round to win the title He was vacated by Francis Ngannou in January when the latter left the UFC.

In late March, Britain’s Leon Edwards retained the heavyweight belt with a decisive win seven months after taking the title from “Nigerian Nightmare” in London with a stunning header from Kamaru Usman. April started later Israel Adesanya finally defeated his longtime rival, 33-year-old Brazilian Alex Pereira. To regain the middleweight belt he lost to Pereira in November.

There are many more championship fights to come, starting with Henry Cejudo’s return after a long hiatus to challenge Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight belt in May. Every fight and event announced by the mixed martial arts promotion for the coming weeks and months is here. (cards may vary):

Saturday, June 3 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, USA

UFC welterweight contender Kai Kara-France

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Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi (flyweight)

Alex Caceres vs Daniel Pineda (featherweight)

Jim Miller vs Ludovit Klein (lightweight)

Tim Elliott vs Victor Altamirano (flyweight)

Karine Silva vs Ketlen Souza (women’s welterweight)

Jamie Mullarkey vs Guram Kutateladze (lightweight)

preliminary rounds

Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Elizeu dos Santos (heavyweight)

John Castaneda vs Mateus Mendonca ( bantamweight )

Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes (heavyweight)

Daniel Santos vs Johnny Munoz ( bantamweight)

Elise Reed vs Jinh Yu Frey (women’s strawweight)

Da’mon Blackshear vs Luan Lacerda (welterweight)

Philipe Lins vs Maxim Grishin (light-heavy)

Saturday, June 10 – UFC 289 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada

Amanda Nunes (right) and Julianna Pena were ready to complete their trilogy, but Julianna Pena broke her ribs

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Amanda Nunes (c) vs Irene Aldana (women’s bantamweight title)

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush (lightweight)

Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis (middleweight)

Dan Ige vs Nate Landwehr (featherweight)

Khalil Rountree Jr vs Chris Daukaus (light-heavyweight)

preliminary rounds

Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt (heavyweight)

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Eryk Anders (middleweight)

Matt Schnell vs David Dvorak (flyweight)

early qualifying rounds

Aiemann Zahabi vs Aoriqileng ( bantamweight )

Kyle Nelson vs Blake Bildler (featherweight)

Diane Belbita vs Maria Oliveira (women’s strawweight)

Miranda Maverick vs Jasmine Jasudavicius (women’s welterweight)

Saturday, June 17 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, USA

Marvin Vettori vs Jared Cannonier (middleweight)

Nicolas Dalby vs Muslim Salikhov (heavyweight)

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Cristian Quinonez (welterweight)

Saturday, June 24 – UFC Fight Night – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, USA

Ilia Topuria after knocking out Jai Herbert at UFC London (Kieran Cleeves/PA)

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Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria (featherweight)

Amanda Ribas vs Maycee Barber (women’s welterweight)

Punahele Soriano vs Sedriques Dumas (middleweight)

Gregory Rodrigues vs Denis Tiuliulin (middleweight)

Brendan Allen vs Bruno Silva (middleweight)

Neil Magny vs Phil Rowe (heavyweight)

Austen Lane vs Justin Tafa (heavyweight)

Davis Onama vs Gabriel Santos (featherweight)

Randy Brown vs Wellington Turman (middleweight)

Mateusz Rebecki vs Loik Radzhabov (lightweight)

Tabatha Ricci vs Gillian Robertson (women’s strawweight)

Tatsuro Taira vs Kleydson Rodrigues (flyweight)

Saturday, July 1 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, USA

Sean Strickland vs Abus Magomedov (middleweight)

Saturday, July 8 – UFC 290 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski

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Alexander Volkanovski (current) vs Yair Rodriguez (IC) (featherweight title)

Brandon Moreno (c) vs Alexandre Pantoja (flyweight title)

Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight)

Jalin Turner vs Dan Hooker (light)

Robbie Lawler vs Niko Price (heavyweight)

Sean Brady vs Jack Della Maddalena (heavyweight)

preliminary rounds

Bo Nickal vs Tresean Gore (middleweight)

Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield (light-heavy)

Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes (women’s strawweight)

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar (weight)

Vitor Petrino vs Marcin Prachnio (light-heavy)

Kamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics (lightweight)

Christian Rodriguez vs Cameron Saaiman (welterweight)

Saturday, July 15 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, USA

Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva (women’s bantamweight)

Saturday, July 22 – UFC Fight Night – O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

Tom Aspinall suffered an injury in July 2022 and returned almost a year later (Adam Davy/PA)

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Tom Aspinall vs Marcin Tybura (heavyweight)

Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko (women’s welterweight)

Nathaniel Wood vs Andre Fili (featherweight)

Jai Herbert vs Fares Ziam (light)

Lerone Murphy vs Josh Culibao (featherweight)

Ketlen Vieira vs Pannie Kianzad (women’s bantamweight)

Marc Diakiese vs Joel Alvarez (lightweight)

Davey Grant vs Daniel Marcos ( bantamweight)

Chris Duncan vs Lateral Ashmouz (lightweight)

Danny Roberts vs Jonny Parsons (heavyweight)

Saturday, July 29 – UFC 291 – Vivint Arena, Utah, USA

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier

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Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje (light – empty ‘BMF’ header)

Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira (light-heavy)

Tony Ferguson vs Bobby Green (lightweight)

Paulo Costa vs Ikram Aliskerov (middleweight)

Stephen Thompson vs Michel Pereira (middleweight)

Michael Chiesa vs Kevin Holland (heavyweight)

Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (heavyweight)

Saturday, August 19 – UFC 292 – TD Garden, Boston, USA

Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Sean O’Malley (welterweight title)

Zhang Weili (current) vs Amanda Lemos (women’s strawweight champion)

Sunday, September 10 – UFC 293 – TBA, Sydney, Australia


Saturday, October 21 – UFC 294 – Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, UAE